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to a close. police are involved in a shootout with a fugitive officer. president obama prepares his state of the union address. can he persuade those who did not vote for him? >> why should we? he is just the opposite of what we believe it. . >> welcome to our viewers on public television. tonight condonation is being leveled in north korea after they carried out a nuclear missile test in defiance of the united nations warnings. hours before president obama delivers his state of the union address, the white house calls it a highly provocative act. even the only major ally china is expecting from opposition. from south korea, and david reports. >> in an isolated paranoid nation this was hailed as a moment of national pride. >> this proves how great our military is, even if millions of enemies is half as we will win. - attack us we will one. >> this was about half as a parable of the atom -- powerful of the atom bombs america dropped on japan. last december, north korea put a satellite into orbit. it was in defiance of u.n. resolutions and marked a major step in its reocket technology. they
nomination fire at the nomination hearing for john brennan. the man that president obama has tapped to be his next spy chief says that the white house goes through agony to make sure that there are no collateral deaths in these attacks. >> a panel of senators brimming with questions. barely a few words in, the first interruption but not from politicians. >> i am honored to appear before you today as the president's nominee. >> would you hold please? i will ask the police to please remove this woman. >> four times, protesters interrupted at the hearing. there was a vocal opposition to the program and to john brennan becoming the next director. he was questioned over his past involvement in enhance interrogation techniques. >> i've expressed my personal objections to my colleagues about certain of those situations such as water boarding, nudity, and others. i've expressed my personal objections but i did not try to stop it because it was something that was being done in a different part of the agency under the authority of others. >> when asked about john strikes, he criticized the protesters.
president obama delivers his state of the union address, the white house calls it a highly provocative act. even the only major ally china is expecting from opposition. from south korea, and david reports. >> in an isolated paranoid nation this was hailed as a moment of national pride. >> this proves how great our military is, even if millions of enemies is half as we will win. - attack us we will one. >> this was about half as a parable of the atom -- powerful of the atom bombs america dropped on japan. last december, north korea put a satellite into orbit. it was in defiance of u.n. resolutions and marked a major step in its reocket technology. they say they have made a nuclear bomb that may be small of to mount on the rocket. kim jong-un is barely 30 years old. some thought he might bring change to this port country. he seems to have decided nuclear bombs, not economic reform, is what will guarantee the survival of his regime. the korean peninsula was divided by war 60 years ago. south koreans reach beyond the dreams of northerners have grown used to protect and have shut them off. nort
reveals surprises. president obama goes out on the road. how much can he achieve? welcome to our viewers. pope benedict issued a stern warning. at ash wednesday, the pontiff was interrupted repeatedly by applause. and it will step down at the end of february. >> on ash wednesday catholics remember the body is mortal. this is the last mass he will celebrate as pope. they had to remove the service from a much smaller church in rome. a measure of how deeply this has moved to the faithful. whatever he says will carry enormous symbolic significance. it will be a kind of legacy statement. will this influence retire with him? he will live inside this former monastery. is there a danger his presence will undermine the credibility or legitimacy of his successor? will there be two popes in the vatican. this morning crowds gathered for the usual wednesday audience, among them a party of schoolchildren. >> it is quite an honor, especially since one of the last coverings. it is quite special to be here. >> it was once said the pope lack charisma. nobody says it now. hock has given way to a boisterous
of making any compromise. >> have the attacks on iran receded? gregg's after the election of president obama -- >> after the election of president obama, it is clear that the u.s. is in the driver's seat, not israel. many people said 2013 would be a decisive year in iran policy. either we will get a deal or there will be a war. president obama would like to avoid a military conflagration. i'm not sure they will bear fruit, but it will not be a year of war. >> today, and exports -- expert panel for held about ireland should be legally responsible for workhouses the subject of teenage girls two years of imprisonment, and abuse. the houses operated with our punishment for years. the survivors are seeking a comprehensive akashi from the irish state pier -- comprehensive apology from the ivers stake. >> these buildings were known as laundries and workhouses. but to those locked inside, they were prisons. for seven decades, they weren't places where so-called "-- they were places where so-called "fallen within" and "troubled girls" were held. but there were simply held against this derica will and
to kill this man. he was also a u.s. citizen and the obama administration agreed to show congress the legal opinion justifies such attacks. the white house argues that from strikes effectively target america's enemies but critics cite heavy civilian casualties and the u.s. relies on them too much. >> the drone is the only weapon that really frightened insurgents. it is ineffective. we cannot possibly kill these people one at a time and expect to come out on top. >> they are clearly not invincible. iranian tv has shown these pictures that come from a u.s. surveillance drone they captured two years ago. it's interesting timing. >> with me here in the studio is a former adviser to president obama's special up is that it to afghanistan and pakistan. you understand this area of the world very closely. how important is this to the national security? >> it has killed a number of al qaeda leaders but it has not decimated the organization completely. it has pushed them to move into other areas of the middle east. also, at a very high political cost. it does cause an enormous amount of ange
time ago, shinzo arrived in the united states. tomorrow he will meet with president obama to talk about the global economy. growthlaunched a progrem, obeconomics, a medical pla financial plan for others. rubert hayes takes another look. >> shinzo abe is the archetypical gray chines-- japanese politician. in tokyo, he is mr. abe's biggest fan. the stagnant stock market has taken off. $300,000. has made >> foin six weeks. >> mr. abe brought back confidence and money is back i nthn the market. when this happens, the market goes up and we make money. >> this is built on mr. abe's promise to pump tens of billions into new infrastructure. japan has some of the best infrastructure. tokyo's astonishing flood control system. >> they call this the underground parthenon. it is a nengineering marvel. >> japan is full of engineering marvels to boost the economy and raise employment. it didn't work in the past. why will it work now? >> they are not building the bridge to nowhere anymore. what is here now is the smarter infrastructure, as we try to get better connected to the debt -- infrastructure sp
. the parents of a teenage girl shot dead days after appearing at president obama's inauguration have told the bbc that american gun laws have to change. 15-year-old hadiya pendleton was killed in a park on chicago's south side in what police believe was a case of mistaken identity. michelle obama will attend her funeral tomorrow. despite the soul-searching in america following the sandy hook shooting, january was the deadliest month for gun crime in chicago for a decade. we have this report from the city. >> majorette from a chicago high school on a visit to washington for the president's inauguration. in the middle, 15-rolled hadiya pendleton, who had appeared in a video denouncing gun violence. >> this video is informational for you and your future children. >> it was a gun in her life in this chicago part 10 days ago as she sheltered from the rain. the killer apparently mistook her for a rival gang member. >> never in a million years did i think that i would lose my child to a gunshot. she was not that type of kid. >> do you think something can come of it in terms of change? >> my hope
all over the headlines, and today the obama administration about how to combat foreign theft of trade secrets. eric holder announced a plan in washington, and it comes on the heels of a report by an american securities firm pointing the finger at china. i am joined by tom, who was a member of the commission on cyber security. the administration tiptoed over whether china was responsible for these cyber attacks. >> i think they are signaling to the rest of the world but we are more willing to not only publicly embarrass those regimes but the use hard and soft power. >> what did you say could be done to protect u.s. computer systems? >> we recommend a number of things, first to modernize authority for criminal penalties as well as to regulate statutes, to improve the way they protect data. many have taken a lackadaisical approach to securing them, over relying on things to protect themselves. >> are those vulnerable? >> every system is vulnerable. they said there are those of us who know they have been hit and those who do not know. there are only two types, and we need to understand th
the obama administration was looking at more steps to fulfill america's obligations to those innocent people in syria, but it is the threat here at home which also has the white house concerned. a series of automatic spending cuts known as sequestration will take effect at the end of the week if a deal is not reached in congress. it is the latest round of political brinksmanship in washington. secretary kerry warns that is the biggest threat to american power abroad. i spoke to the head of the council of foreign relations. he joined me from new york. what does the secretary mean when he says that it is congress that is the biggest threat to american power abroad at the moment? >> it has the advantage of being true. unless the united states economy begins to grow, now growing at about 60% of our historic rate, less than 2% as opposed to 3%, we have unpredictablility. chances of growth are going to go down even further if kundera -- government spending is cut through sequestration. all these things add up. the politics of the united ownes -- we have our domestic politicians who are increasingl
19 are killed. president obama explains those spending cuts to enable workers in virginia. it seems they are not impressed. >> it will affect a lot of people, and not just shipyard people. it will trickle down. >> and the emblem of afghanistan's hidden women is going out of style and sales in the capital are falling. welcome to our viewers on public television in america, and elsewhere around the globe. viewing injuns egypt -- viewing egypt's henchen sites from hot air balloon has long been a tourist attraction, but to date a tragedy. 19 people on board were killed near luxor. >> these are the final moments of a flight along the nile, captured by a passenger on another balloon, watching on in horror. than 20 were on board when it caught fire. the heat only driving the balloon higher into the sky. before it plummets to the ground. mohamed yousef had been the pilot of a different balloon and saw how the tragedy began. >> i saw a lot of fire. and i saw the pilot. then he jumped. he was on fire on his arms. the customer's job. >> ambulances were quickly at the scene. most of the passeng
making headlines? michelle obama's best picture announcement. >> mrs. obama, do you have your envelope? >> not yet, jack. i'm about to. >> a lot of people suggested the first lady would not touch or open anything that had not been vetted. the academy said absolutely she was the only person who opened the winner and read it aloud for the first time. >> no secret service. just michelle herself. harvey weinstein and academy producers flew to the white house to pick which room she'd present from. the hollywood reporter's matthew belloni has more details. >> the interesting thing is that jack nicholson in l.a., he also had the winner in case there was some malfunction and the video -- you know, the video didn't work on there was some kind of problem. >> because it was live. when it's live you always got to have a backup plan. well, it's incredible how much planning and all the secrecy that went into making that moment happen. >> it sure is, nancy. but it almost takes that amount of strategic planning and hard work to pull off our academy awards coverage. how does it all come together? we re
the globe. tonight the obama administration denounces the assault on the u.s. embassy in turkey as a terrorist attack. a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security gate killing a turkish security guard and injuring those nearby. according to turkish prime minister, an outlawed marxist group is responsible for the violence. our james reynolds is on the scene and filed this report. >> america's foreign missions are as much fortresses as embassies. this is why. this afternoon, a suicide bomber got to the gate of the u.s. embassy but but no further. his explosives detonated as a checkpoint. the bomber and a turkish security guard were killed. >> i wasn't sure what the explosion was. so i ran to see. they were body parts on the road. arms and legs but i didn't want to look any further. >> the attack on the embassy makes for a bitter last day of work for america's chief diplomats. >> i spoke with the ambassador and the team there. i spoke with my turkish counterparts and i told them how much we valued their commitment and their sacrifice. >> this is not the first time that western t
at the inauguration of president obama, she hit right back with her powerful voice. >> it was the show stopping moment on a day of political theater. it was not what it seemed. yes, that is beyonce possible is, but she now admits that it was pre-recorded. take two was live. an attempt by the senate to make amends and to explain. >> i did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. it was a live television show and a very very important show for me. one of my proudest moments. due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, i did not feel comfortable taking a risk. >> a multiple choice of explanations and she insisted she had at least some along to the backing track. then, the burning question, would she be singing live at the super bowl? >> i will absolutely be singing live. i am well rehearsed and i will absolutely be singing live. this is what i was born to do. >> determination and redemption. the watching journalists loved it. will america agree? >> well, i was there on inauguration day and i thought it sounded pretty good even if it was lips sink. good luck to her, of course.
>> brown: president obama took his push for tighter gun control laws on the road today to a police department in minnesota. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, we get reaction to the president's proposal to ban assault weapons and institute universal background checks from two local law enforcement officials. >> brown: then, we have the story of a navy seal, a sniper in the iraq war and best-selling author who was gunned down by a fellow veteran at a shooting range in texas. >> ifill: margaret warner looks at how ancient manuscripts in mali were saved, hidden from destruction during the conflict with islamist rebels. >> brown: what makes a great teacher? hari sreenivasan reports on a charter school in connecticut that uses a checklist to evaluate and keep the best of them in the classroom. >> we have parents, students, peer and principal surveys, so the teachers are really getting a whole 360 take on what they are doing well and what they need to improve. >> ifill: the 500-year-old bones unearthed in a parking lot in england are t
. on the "newshour" tonight, we talk with postmaster general patrick donahoe. >> brown: then, president obama picks r.e.i. executive sally jewell to run the interior department. we look at how the cabinet is shaping up with many posts yet to fill. >> ifill: we have two stories from the middle east. margaret warner gets the latest from tunisia, the birthplace of the arab spring, where a leading opposition figure was assassinated today. >> brown: and ray suarez reports on the plight of syrian refugees who've fled to lebanon. >> at this tent camp in al-marj, in the eastern part of lebanon's bekaa valley-- only 25 miles from the syrian border-- refugees are struggling to adapt to a new, impermanent reality. >> ifill: and we close with a look at what's happening with the boy scouts, as they struggle to decide whether to lift a long-standing ban on openly gay members. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by:
. >> president obama will use his state of the union address tomorrow night to say that creating jobs for american workers is a priority in his second term. just how he intends to do that is of particular interest to business leaders. it is something that bill knows a lot about. he spent 40 years at the top of one of the largest hotel empires. it is called "without reservations." >> just at the end of last year we saw that the u.s. economy was starting to slow down again. from your perspective, how do you see the state of the american economy? >> it is still uncertain. we really need to get the economy growing. the only way to get jobs is to add and grow the economy. the economy will not grow as long as government intrudes and tells us what to do. there is a lot of shore that we would like to bring back. the tax coming back on that money is way too high. >> we know that jobs and growth will be a big part of the state of the union address tomorrow night. the new ceo has been down at the white house talking to the president. >> he is going to really focus on growth of the economy. the o
that gets messed up in there. there was the famous confrontation a couple years ago between obama and members of the supreme court when george bush made a blunder when he talked about yellowcake and evidence of weapons of mass destruction, so the first thing the president hope for in the state of the union address was to do no harm. >> is this an important address? >> this does not usually change the dynamic. now to the latest controversy regarding the royal family and photographs. an italian magazine has printed photos of the pregnant duchess of cambridge wearing a bikini on holiday. st. james policy called it a breach of the right to privacy, but the editor denies that, saying it was a public beach. >> this was one of only two official engagements carried out since december. there is this made the photos of them on the beach are being published. -- there is dismay the photos are being published. they publish a picture. >> if you want to free and go on a yacht, you are risking your so-called privacy. >> in the u.k., the idb program has apologized to the palace after showing the o
president obama and japanese prime minister abe, where japan's tensions with china were very much in the forefront. >> suarez: our week long focus on guns, "after newtown" wraps up tonight with a report from chicago on the public health crisis in the city in the wake of rising gun violence. >> the people who come in after having been shot are some of the highest risk folks. these are people who have been shot, who may have been shot before, and really without some intervention, without some life- changing moment, the trajectory's either going to be jail or death. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> suarez: and, as a magistrate grants oscar pistorius bail, we talk to charlayne hunter gault about how his arrest has focused attention on the unusually high rate of violence against women in south africa. >> domestic violence is shot through the entire society from the highest of the highed in socioeconomic terms to the lowest of the low. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight'sws
that will go into effect on friday. today, president obama was in newport news, va. stressing his case. here is the report. >> along virginia coastline, it seems almost everyone works for the military in one way or another and with a sense of dread about the future. all the ships come to this yard to be refitted and repaired. but the navy has worn them that the looming cuts mean work will be cancelled on 13 ships. three --ny has told 3500 workers they could be laid off. it is a story that could be repeated all over america. >> it could affect a lot of people. not just shipyard people. wohlschlegel down to everybody. the uniformed people -- it will trickle down to everybody. the uniformed people. the diners down the street. it could put this country in the worst depression since the '20s. >> it takes a lot to>> it couldf scare the military, but they seem rattled by the proposed cuts. congress designed these cuts to be so brittle that they themselves would be forced to do a deal, but it has not worked. america is on the brink of crisis once again. >> these cuts are not smart, not .air they are
revolutions. clinton and the obama administration have de-- have to find their way in the new arab world. in asia clinton helped build new alliances. burma came into the fold. it all took endless meetings with world leaders. >> i think she has established relationships with leaders of some well over 100 nations and so that she can pick up the phone at any time, if there have been crises that thank have been diffused thanks to the relationships she has, they know she peeks -- speaks for the american people and the president of the united states and there have been numerous occasions where she has turned what could have been a looming crisis into a situation which was calmed. >> for four years hillary clinton chriscrossed the globe. she visited 112 countries, spent 2,000 hours on a plane and traveled close to one million miles. that's almost 40 times around the world. >> i did enjoy it. i enjoyed the challenge of travel, the unique experiences that we had all over the world. i'm also lucky i can sleep on planes and did so regularly. >> but her critics say she has little to show for her har
with a different look. >> i had gotten a wig. it has bangs. looks like mrs. obama. i didn't want people thinking that i was copying her. >> on purpose? >> no. mine was before hers. i had mine first. >> you're the trend setter. >> along with doing yoga revealed how she spent much of her time away. >> i watch a lot of tv. >> you watch "e.t."? >> yeah. ♪ >> atta girl, robin. way to sing it. she also revealed to me the dramatic moment she thought she was going to die during her treatment. it's a riveting, emotional story and you'll hear that tomorrow. >>> right now the other big story here in new york is alec baldwin being investigated for a hate crime. alec is famous for his aggressive run-ins with the paparazzi. but he tried a new tactic today. alec who denies the allegations silent this morning. but later smiling to persistent paparazzi. >> over here. >> are you going to apologize to the photographers? >> quite the contrast to this confrontation last summer. >> i want you to shut the [ bleep ] up. and get out of here. >> alec's daughter ireland also peppered with questions. >> any comment on yo
? >> yes. you though that kerry's been a real supporter of the obamas. maybe michelle whispered in her ear a little bit saying, you know what? my designer can do wonders for you. >> thank you for your fashion intel. you always have fabulous inside scoop. >> fun to be here with you, of course. >> we're going to be seeing joe zee on the oscar red carpet sunday. then monday he's going to be right back here in studio to reveal his best and worst dressed. >> uh-oh. >>> along with all the gowns, probably all of them fabulous, the oscar stars will be dripping with expensive jewels. brooke anderson is with one star, mila kunis, helping to make sure the world's most precious gems don't come at too high a cost. >> do you like my emerald earrings? >> mila bringing out the green. i'm with the star of "oz: the great and powerful" out march 8th where she's a spoke person for gem field gem stones. >> they're gorgeous. >> yes. >> check them out. >> mila recently visited the gem field emerald mines in africa. >> to speak for myself, i want to learn more about the community, be more a part of that process a
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